For the third consecutive year, Gowling WLG has achieved a top (Band 1) ranking in the area of private wealth law in the Chambers High Net Worth guide.
According to the 2019 edition of the guide, Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group is widely regarded as the "go-to for trusts and estates work." Chambers describes the firm's team as "down-to-earth and able to explain complex situations and issues simply, without being condescending."
In addition to the firm's overall ranking, the guide recognized four Gowling WLG partners among Canada's top lawyers in private wealth law and private wealth disputes. Each professional included in this year's guide received glowing feedback from his clients.
Private Wealth Law
"[Brian] is a 'go-to for trusts, estates and wills,' … he is very smart and he really connects with the clients. He lets them know what he thinks they need to do and does it in a way that is not overbearing or lawyerly."
"[David] always brings his expertise to the table to make sure clients' tax affairs are structured in an efficient manner. Clients feel a level of confidence and trust with him. He makes the complex understandable to clients. He puts them at ease and makes them feel comfortable."
Private Wealth Disputes
"[David] is really a tough advocate - he is hard-nosed, he knows the law and protects clients' interests… he produces first-class material and has really strong presence in court and an understanding of the nuances and details relating to the law in estates."
"[Archie] has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law. He knows all of it like the back of his hand. You have to have judgement on how far to press an issue and he does that exceedingly well… he treats people on the other side with respect."
The Chambers High Net Worth guide distinguishes excellence in private wealth management and related fields across key jurisdictions around the world. The guide features listings and information about many of the top law, accounting and tax firms, private banks, wealth management firms and multi-family offices acting for high-net-worth individuals.
Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group offers a diverse range of services in business succession planning, private company and personal taxation, estate planning, trusts, estate administration, and estate litigation and mediation. Learn more about Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group.